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sem·i·nar·y

(sĕm′ə-nĕr′ē)
n. pl. sem·i·nar·ies
1.
a. A school, especially a theological school for the training of clergy.
b. A school of higher education, especially a private school for young women in the 1800s.
2. A place or environment in which something is developed or nurtured.

[Middle English, seed plot, from Latin sēminārium, from sēminārius, of seed, from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see sē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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seminary

(ˈsɛmɪnərɪ)
n, pl -naries
1. (Education) an academy for the training of priests, rabbis, etc
2. (Education) US another word for seminar1
3. (Agriculture) a place where something is grown
[C15: from Latin sēminārium a nursery garden, from sēmen seed]
ˌsemiˈnarial adj
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sem•i•nar•y

(ˈsɛm əˌnɛr i)

n., pl. -nar•ies.
1. a special school that prepares students for the priesthood, ministry, or rabbinate.
2. a school, esp. one of higher grade.
3. a school of secondary or higher level for young women.
4. a place of origin and propagation: a seminary of discontent.
[1400–50; late Middle English: seed plot, nursery < Latin sēminārium, derivative of sēmin-, s. of sēmen seed, semen]
sem`i•nar′i•al, adj.
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seminary

A religious school where priests, ministers, or rabbis are trained.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seminary - a private place of education for the youngseminary - a private place of education for the young
private school - a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition
2.seminary - a theological school for training ministers or priests or rabbis
religious school - a school run by a religious body
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seminary

noun college, school, high school, academy, institution, institute Nearly all my immediate family were dead, and I went into a seminary.
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Translations
seminář
præsteseminarium
papnevelde
prestaskóli
seminarija
garīgais seminārs
Katolik ilâhiyat fakültesi

seminary

[ˈsemɪnərɪ] Nseminario m
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seminary

[ˈsɛmɪnəri] n (for priests)séminaire m
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seminary

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seminary

[ˈsɛmɪnərɪ] n (Rel) → seminario
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seminary

(ˈseminəri) plural ˈseminaries noun
a training college for Roman Catholic priests.
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